The parsley from the garden made a wonderful sauce for the makings of a fish pie, cod, salmon and smoked haddock covered in parsley sauce and then topped with creamed mashed potatoes, yum!
We have an abundance of eggs too at the moment so I have pickled a dozen using a Amish recipe I found on the internet.
Another bag has been added to the gift cupboard, I think this has been my favourite so far. Another bag using Cath Kidston fabric with a red spot lining.
The pattern I use for these bags is in a book that I purchased from The Works, Sweet and Simple Handmade.
Finally, I have embellished a couple of notebooks for a little something for two of my Grandaughters.
Again I used scraps of Cath Kidston fabric and embellished with some lace, a button, a wooden motif and wooden letter tiles.
As always I do thank you for your visit to this blog and for your uplifting and supportive comments. Gerard thanks you for your well wishes, he is feeling a lot better today so is going to potter about a little. A warm welcome to new followers I do hope you enjoy my adventures through life.
See you soon.
The notebooks are brilliant.ReplyDelete
The pickled eggs I have seen in Germany in Pubs on the counter for people to eat with their beer, I think it was in the South. Taste good ! Here too everything is growing so fast with this roller coaster weather warm cold, rain, dry ...ReplyDelete
It's a lovely time of year when we're able to pick things from the garden to add to our plate. Your fish pie looks delicious. I'm sure you're granddaughters will be thrilled to bits with their personalised notebooks, such a lovely idea.ReplyDelete
You can't beat red spotty material!ReplyDelete
Lots of things to enjoy in your post this morning. Herbs, cooking and such a lovely bag with its red spotty lining:)ReplyDelete
Oh my, those notebooks are gorgeous!! Your granddaughters are so lucky! I love the bag. We managed to mow the lawns and tidied the edges yesterday. I love fish pie; not being a meat eater I eats lots of fish. Best, Jane xReplyDelete
You make such beautiful things, I love the scrap books.ReplyDelete
Oh I do like reading your blog. That fish pie is making me feel hungry. I have a nice Kath Kidston book that I will go and find. It has some lovely bags and I could sit and hand sew it.ReplyDelete
Beautiful bag, and those notebooks are so cute too.ReplyDelete
There is nothing better than fresh herbs from your garden, have a lovely weekend ☺ReplyDelete
So good to be able to use home grown herbs for our cooking. I have not tried pickled eggs, except for salted eggs.ReplyDelete
oh those are darling books, and I really like that purse and the material is so perfect.ReplyDelete
So glad your husband is feeling better!!!ReplyDelete
I love the notebooks and the bag! The fabric is wonderful. What wonderful foods you prepare! How lucky those are who sit at your table.ReplyDelete
I love pickled eggs. When we had our own flock I often used to pickle them as we had so many eggs. Love all the stuff you make and pleased to hear Gerard is feeling a bit better. I am considering having a go at some weeding.....ReplyDelete
You cook, you sew, you craft...such a talented lady. I enjoy seeing all that you share.ReplyDelete
Good morning Lorraine! That fish pie looks delicious. I have never heard of fish pie before, but I would love to be able to reach through the computer and take bite. Yum!ReplyDelete
Again, I'm loving the Cath Kidston bag. You are a wonderful seamstress and those fabrics are so pretty and delicate.
I just know your granddaughters are going to love their little notebooks. A place to draw or write their dreams in.
I was so glad to see that Gerard is feeling better today. I know that relieves your mind too.
You are so creative and talented. I'm glad to hear that your garden is producing well, and I love the latest floral bag!ReplyDelete
Love all your projects, Hope he gets back to good healthReplyDelete
Wow, what a beautiful bag! And how delicious the food looks, oh ...ReplyDelete
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Your garden is producing some good looking vegetables and your food pictures look so delicious.ReplyDelete
I like the latest bag and love those notebooks :)
Enjoy your weekend.
All the best Jan
I’ve been drying mint too! Your bags and journals are beautiful! A busy woman you are! Your food photos make me very hungry!ReplyDelete
The fish pie must be like heaven. I'm glad you also tried the Amish pickled eggs. There are a lot of Amish living in the area near my home, and the eggs and all their recipes have been good ones. PhilReplyDelete
Kath Kidston fabrics are so pretty, perfect for a bag.ReplyDelete
You always have such great projects going on. I love the Cath Kidston designs. They are so cheerful. The embellished books are such a great idea too. Lovely to have fresh greens from the garden. xoReplyDelete
I LOVE those notebooks and know a couple of girls who would love those also. I too love Cath Kidston designs. I hope to be able to pick up some of her fabric when we are in the Uk in September.ReplyDelete
Such a beautiful bag! Great idea to personalize the journals; I bet your granddaughters will really like them.ReplyDelete
The latest Cath Kidston bag is lovely. I actually have a C.K. mug with that exact design,ReplyDelete
That new bag is my favorite, too.. and I adore your notebooks for the girls.. I can see many works of art drawn in there and likely given you you and Gerard to hang on your wall! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)ReplyDelete
the rain has finally ended over here and I'm quite thankful for that. Sunny skies makes for a happy heart. Love your going ons!!ReplyDelete
I like the bag with that pop of red lining, very pretty.ReplyDelete
The notebooks are adorned so sweet.
Such a wonderful post! I love your handmade items as well as the goodies you've made from your garden.ReplyDelete
Hello Mama, you have been busy. Those notebooks are adorable. I could do with making some of those for my present drawer. Have a good week. Jo xReplyDelete
Lots of lovely things being made at your house. Glad Gerard is feeling much better, take care Lorraine, Cathy xReplyDelete
Beautiful gifts don't you ever get attached and want to keep them? I am struggling with this at the moment. I am glad Gerard is feeling better. xReplyDelete
Your gifts are so lovely my friend. Happy gardening and eating!ReplyDelete
fresh mint from own house seems very existing!!everything looks yummy. love that bag.ReplyDelete
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Some beautiful creations. Love your handwork.ReplyDelete
That bag is one of the best things you've made. Absolutely gorgeous.ReplyDelete